USS DEWEY DDG 105
The Dewey (DDG 105) is the 55th Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer in the United States Navy and is named after Admiral George Dewey, hero of the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War.
She was authorized on September 13, 2002, and is scheduled to be built by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems. The keel was laid on July 12, 2006, at the company's Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
January 26, 2008 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Dewey was christened during a ceremony at NGSS - Ingalls Operations in Pascagoula, Miss. Mrs. Deborahs Mullen, wife of Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, served as the ship's sponsor. Cmdr. Warren R. Buller is the prospective commanding officer.
July 1, 2009 DDG 105 recently completed a three-day combined super trials in the Gulf of Mexico.
August 17, U.S. Navy took delivery of PCU Dewey during a ceremony at Ingalls Operations shipyard.
November 24, The Dewey arrived in its homeport of Naval Base San Diego, Calif., for the first time after a transit from Pascagoula, Miss., conducting various training and readiness drills and a port call to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
March 6, 2010 USS Dewey was commissioned during an 11 a.m. ceremony at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif.
June 8, 2011 The Dewey completed a Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), off the coast of southern California, as part of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) CSG.
July 29, USS Dewey departed San Diego for its maiden deployment in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet Areas of Responsibility (AoR).
September 4, The guided-missile destroyer pulled into Port Klang, Malaysia, for a four-day visit to Kuala Lumpur.
September 19, DDG 105 arrived in Manila, Republic of the Philippines, for a scheduled port visit.
September 29, USS Dewey pulled into Muara, Brunei, to participate in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise.
October 13, USS Dewey moored at Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a four-day liberty visit. The ship is currently attached to USS George Washington (CVN 73) CSG.
November 11, The guided-missile destroyer anchored off the coast of Phuket, Thailand, for a three-day liberty port visit.
January 18, 2012 The Dewey provided food, water and medical supplies to the crew of a sinking Iranian fishing dhow Al Mamsoor, in the central Arabian Sea.
January 26, USS Dewey moored at Changi Naval Base for a scheduled port visit to Singapore.
February 27, USS Dewey returned to Naval Base San Diego after a seven-month deployment.
June 7, DDG 105 arrived in Portland, Ore., for a four-day port visit to participate in the Fleet Week festivities during the 105th annual Portland Rose Festival.
June 23, USS Dewey pulled into San Francisco, Calif., for a four-day port visit to participate in Admiral Dewey Monument Commemoration Ceremony.
August 1, Cmdr. Jake B. Douglas relieved Cmdr. John C. Howard as commanding officer of the Dewey.
August 4, USS Dewey tested for the first time its temporarily installed Laser Weapon System (LaWS), off the coast of southern California. It successfully shot down surveillance drones and fast boats in its first round of sea trials aboard a surface combatant. LaWS can be directed onto targets from the radar track obtained from a MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon system or other targeting source.
April 14, 2013 The Dewey is currently underway for routine training in the SOCAL Op. Area; Returned home on April 19.
July 26, The guided-missile destroyer returned to Naval Base San Diego after underway for local operations.
October 7, USS Dewey departed homeport to participate in a Task Group Exercise (TGEX), off the coast of Southern California, with the USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS McClusky (FFG 41), USS Gary (FFG 51), USS Ingraham (FFG 61), HMCS Regina (FFH 334), HMCS Ottawa (FFH 341) and HMCS Protecteur (AOR 509).
March 7, 2014 Cmdr. Mikael A. Rockstad relieved Cmdr. Jake B. Douglas as the 4th CO od Dewey during a pierside ceremony at Naval Base San Diego.
April 8, DDG 105 recently moored at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., for ammo onload; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 2 in Naval Base San Diego on April 1?.
May 24, USS Dewey is currently underway for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX), off the coast of southern California, as part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) CSG; Returned home on June 10; Underway for a Friends and Family Day Cruise on July 25.
August 22, USS Dewey departed homeport for a scheduled Middle East deployment.
From August 30 through Sept. 3, the Dewey participated in Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX) off the coast of Hawaii; Participated in biennial exercise Valiant Shiel 2014, off the coast of Guam and Saipan, from Sept. 16-23.
October 2, The guided-missile destroyer moored outboard the USS Gridley (DDG 101) at Berth 7, Changi Naval Base in Singapore for a five-day port visit.
October 24, USS Dewey moored at General Cargo Terminal in Port of Duqm, Oman, for a brief port call; Transited the Bab el-Mandeb Strait northbound for Suez Canal escort operations on Oct. 26.
November 8, Sailors aboard the Dewey conducted visit, board, search, and seizure (VBSS) training with Sailors aboard the Yemeni Coast Guard patrol vessel Sana'a, as part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 2014.
November 29, USS Dewey moored at Container Terminal in Port of Salalah, Oman, for a four-day liberty visit; Transited the Suez Canal southboud with the USS Helena (SSN 725) on Dec. 14; Transited the Suez Canal northbound (#3) with the USS Boise (SSN 764) on Dec. 21.
December 30, DDG 105 moored at Berth 3, Sultan Qaboos Port in Muscat, Oman, for a four-day liberty visit.
February 10, 2015 USS Dewey moored at Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), Bahrain, for a liberty visit to Manama after five weeks of Maritime Security Operations (MSO), as part of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150, in the North Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman.
March 24, The Dewey moored at General Cargo Terminal in Port of Doha, Qatar, for a brief port call before participating in at-sea phase of exercise Eastern Sailor 15.?
April 8, USS Dewey recently moored at Mina Zayed Port in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for a liberty port visit; Transited the Strait of Hormuz southbound on April 12.
April 22, USS Dewey anchored in Makham Bay for a liberty port visit to Phuket, Thailand.
May 1, The guided-missile destroyer anchored off the coast of Tanjung Benoa, Indonesia, for a four-day visit to Bali; Transited the Sibutu Passage southbound on May 13.
May 27, The Dewey arrived in Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a three-day port visit and to embark friends and family members for a Tiger Cruise.
June 4, USS Dewey moored at Berth 2, Pier 7 on Naval Base San Diego following a nine-and-a-half month deployment.
July 9, BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair was awarded an $11 million modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-4408) for the USS Dewey's Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). Work is expected to be completed by January.
July 9, DDG 105 departed homeport for local operations and to offload ammunition; Moored at NWS Seal Beach on July 13; Returned home on July 17; Underway again on July 23; Moored at Naval Station Everett, Wash., from July 27-28.
July 28, USS Dewey moored at Bell Street Cruise Terminal in downtown Seattle, Wash., for a six-day liberty visit to participate in annual Seafair Fleet Week celebration.
August 6, The Dewey moored at Berth 1, Pier 13 on Naval Base San Diego after a two-week underway.
August 14, Cmdr. Abigail A. Hutchins relieved Cmdr. Mikael A. Rockstad as CO of USS Dewey during a change-of-command ceremony in front of Pier 13.
August 26, USS Dewey moored outboard the USS Sampson (DDG 102) at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Continental Maritime of San Diego shipyard for a five-month availability.
January ?, 2016 The Dewey moved "dead-stick" to Berth 1, Pier 10 on Naval Base San Diego; Underway for sea trials on March 21; Moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel on March 23; Returned home on March 25; Brief underway on April 11.
April 22, USS Dewey returned to homeport after a nine-day underway off the coast of southern California.
May 20, The guided-missile destroyer is currently moored at Berth 1, Pier 8 on Naval Base San Diego; Underway again on May 30.?
June 10, USS Dewey moored at Bravo Pier, Naval Air Station North Island for a brief stop to offload ammo before return home; Underway for routine training from July 18-22.
August 12, DDG 105 moored at Berth 2, Pier 13 on Naval Base San Diego after a two-week underway for Group Sail, as part of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) CSG; Underway again on Aug. 31; Moored at Berth 2, Pier 3 on Sept. ?.
September 22, USS Dewey departed Naval Base San Diego for a routine training in the SOCAL Op. Area; Brief stop at Bravo Pier before returned home on Sept. 27; Underway again from Oct. 4-?; Underway for a Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) on Oct. 24; Moored at Berth 1, Pier 12 on Nov. 22.
January 20, 2017 The Dewey moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel before underway for routine training and to onload ammunition at the NWS Seal Beach; Moored at Wharf 311 from Jan. 2?-27; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 10 on Jan. 27.
February 10, Cmdr. Anthony L. Webber relieved Cmdr. Abigail A. Hutchins as the 6th CO of Dewey during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship at Pier 10.
Febiuary 13, USS Dewey departed Naval Base San Diego for a three-day underway to participate in a Missile Exercise (MISSILEX); Underway again on Feb. 2?; Moored at Bravo Pier, NAS North Island for a brief stop to onload ammo on Feb. 24; Moored at Wharf 4 in Port Hueneme, Calif., on March ?; Returned home on March 3.
March 31, USS Dewey, with an embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78 Detachment, departed San Diego for a scheduled western Pacific deployment, as part of the Surface Action Group (SAG).
April 11, The Dewey moored at Pier M2 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a week-long port visit.
April 27, A MH-60R Seahawk (Bureau #166549), assigned to the "Blue Hawks" of HSM-78, crashed in waters near Guam while conducting a routine flight on Thursday morning. All three crew members were safely recovered.